The Winter Palace in St. Petersburg has been waiting to share its intimate details in English.
My book is a story of a palace of immense size and of an Imperial family of immense wealth. It is a story of the daily public and intimate life in the palace that was loved and disdained and withstood decades of changes.
Friday, 1 July 2016
White Hall – Confused anyone?
White Hall - #195 – renamed Armorial Hall White Hall - #191 – renamed Nicholas Hall (order
of Alexander II on January 3rd, 1856 White Hall - #289 – aka Dance Hall
It’s confusing when translating archival
An entry in the 1856 kamer-furersky journal
refers to the ‘White Hall’. Hoping to clarify, I tried the corresponding dates
in Grand Duke Konstantin N.’s diary.
1879 kamer-furersky journal has numerous
entries for March referring to the ‘White Hall’.